Hardware Models

Hardware Models are one aspect of orcharhino’s provisioning setup. The hardware models page can be accessed via the hosts menu:

Hosts > Hardware models

orcharhino’s hardware models primarily exist to record what physical hardware bare metal deploys are running on. A hardware model entry is required for certain SPARC Solaris builds, and optional for all other builds. The hardware model entry for existing hosts may be set automatically by orcharhino using information provided by Puppet/Facter.

For hosts deployed as virtual machines the hardware model will be set to something like VMware virtual platform.